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Lee Joon Ik’s latest film hits local theater Friday

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"Blades of Blood," a historical action movie, will be released at the Pearlridge West 16 Consolidated Theatre on Friday. The latest film by acclaimed director Lee Joon Ik, known for "The King and The Clown," stars Cha Seung Won, Hwang Jung Min, Han Ji Hye and Han Ji Hae.

The film, based on a comic series by writer Park Heung-yong, was picked up by foreign movie buyers at the recent Cannes Film Festival.



Scheduling update: Due to FIFA World Cup soccer games, many dramas have been pre-empted. For several weeks we will be showing two episodes of "Definitely Neighbor" on Sundays and one each on Mondays and Tuesdays. Should the Korean national soccer team advance, the pre-emption will continue, delaying the return of our regular schedule.

"Definitely Neighbor," Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4

Sunday at 6:45 p.m.:

Ji-yong and Sung-jae get a divorce after the tragic loss of their child, Joon-seo. Ji-yong tries to get custody of their daughter, Eun-seo. Joon-seo’s against it at first, but gives in in the end. A year later, Ji-yong struggles to make ends meet and Sung-jae keeps forgetting to send child support. Ha-yong drags Ji-yong to see Sung-jae, but they see him happily walking out with a woman and her boy.

Sunday at 7:45 p.m.:

Ha-yong embarrasses Sung-jae in front of Mee-jin and Ki-hoon by saying that she came to collect a debt. Mee-jin asks Sung-jae why he got divorced and he finally tells her. Ha-yong drinks with Ki-hoon until she passes out. Ji-yong’s father tells her that he’s retiring early and that she needs to move out. Ji-yong doesn’t know what to do because she doesn’t have any money. Monday at 7:45 p.m.: Ji-yong asks Sung-jae for alimony. Sung-jae reacts by saying that he’ll raise Eun-seo from now on. His mother goes to Ji-yong’s parents’ house to get Eun-seo. Woo-jin decides to divorce Soo-hee and start anew. He starts looking for a new place to live. The friction between Ji-yong and her father is worse than ever.

Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.:

Young-sil looks at Woo-jin incredulously, remembering him from their blind date years ago, but Woo-jin is busy looking around the house. When Young-sil confirms Woo-jin is the same man she met on the date, she decides not to rent the house to him, but before she can say anything, Woo-jin suggests they sign a contract right away, seemingly clueless about who Young-sil is.

"Princess Prosecutor," Episodes 11 and 12

Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.:

Hyeri is shocked to find out that her dad might be involved in the case she’s investigating. But she is relieved when her dad explains that he is not involved in the case. Saejun investigates the case of Mahnchul and Mahnchul explains everything as Sangtae told him to. Hyeri thanks Inwoo and gives him a bracelet as a gift. Inwoo is devastated to see her sincerity.

Thursday at 7:45 p.m.:

Hyeri goes to Inwoo’s office to see him but he is not there. She leaves the office feeling lost and sad. Hyeri stares at Inwoo’s place and reminisces about the time he told her that he’ll be a good friend to her. Next day, Jungsun calls Hyeri and tells her to buy a birthday present for Bin, Saejun’s son. Bin gets shocked when he sees Hyeri because she looks exactly like his mom.

"Life Is Beautiful," Episodes 13 and 14

Friday at 7:45 p.m.:

Grandma refuses to get treatment, but Minjae forces her to get an IV. Grandma tells Taesup to bring Chaeyoung home so the family can get to know her better. Chorong has a crush on Kyungsu and asks him if he’s seeing anyone. Kyungsu breaks her heart by saying yes.

Saturday at 7:45 p.m.:

Suil gathers the whole family and announces that Jihye decides to have the party. Just as promised, the whole family feigns surprise. Everyone congratulates Jihye and Byungtae thanks her. Jihye is embarrassed by all the attention, but at the same time she enjoys it. Taesup goes to see a movie with Chaeyoung and Kyungsu.


Jeff Chung is the general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles in Hawaii. You can reach him at 521-8066 or


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